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Justin Anderson switches commitment to Virginia

Montrose Christian small forward Justin Anderson made official today what had been rumored for weeks, switching his commitment from Maryland to Virginia.

Anderson, a five-star prospect and the No. 23 player in the 2012 class according to Rivals.com, revealed his decision in a news release issued today.

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"The Cavaliers were always my second choice behind Maryland," said Anderson in a statement released by Montrose Christian this morning. "Also, my family lives in Virginia. After the departure of Coach [Gary] Williams and Coach [Robert] Ehsan it just feels like the right fit."Anderson, who averaged 14 points for the Mustangs this year, pledged to the Terps in March. The 6-foot-7 junior was also recruited by Duke, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

On the night Williams retired, Anderson told The Baltimore Sun that he was "still committed to the University of Maryland," but planned to "wait and see" who the school hired before making his final decision. Mustangs coach Stu Vetter said in the school's statement that "Mark Turgeon wanted to begin recruiting him, [but] Justin and his family decided to conclude the process. We look forward to developing a relationship with the new coaching staff at the University of Maryland."

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Maryland is involved with several other highly ranked small forwards in the 2012 class, including Amile Jefferson of Philadelphia and Arnaud Moto of Episcopal High in Alexandria, Va.

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